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 (hôrs′wĭp′, -hwĭp′)
A whip used to control a horse.
tr.v. horse·whipped, horse·whip·ping, horse·whips
To beat with or as if with a horsewhip.
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Noun1.horsewhipping - the act of whipping with a horsewhip; "that villain needs a good horsewhipping"
flogging, lashing, whipping, flagellation, tanning - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
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References in classic literature ?
It passed as a mere eccentricity when they heard of her stout drinking, her cigarette smoking, her occasional whiffs at a long clay pipe, her horsewhipping of a drunken servant, and her companionship with the snake Eliza, whom she was in the habit of bearing about in her pocket.
He behaved well enough to Tulliver before; but a horsewhipping is not likely to be paid for with sugar-plums."
Calling for national demonstrations against the decision, he said: "The Tories want bloody horsewhipping for doing this and if there's a march I'd join the front of it.
But he doesn't deserve a horsewhipping over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mum now behind bars in a Tehran fleapit.
While horsewhipping was the general punishment, hanging did take place - hence the word "lynching".
The status of horsewhipping as a legal wrong does not depend on whether
It said: "We have been familiar with rumours in reference to an alleged case of public horsewhipping, in which a fond lover and a Newcastle magistrate played, in the parlance of the playbill, the leading parts.